Comics Alternative, Episode 237: Reviews of Star Hawks, Vol. 1: 1977-1978, Street Angel: After School Kung Fu Special, and Godshaper #1

Listen to the podcast! Time Codes: 00:00:33 – Introduction 00:02:42 – We’ll be at HeroesCon! 00:05:09 – Star Hawks, Vol. 1: 1977-1978 00:41:32 – Street Angel: After School Kung Fu Special 00:54:09 – Godshaper #1 01:07:23 – Wrap up 01:08:18 – Contact us Nifty Looking Ladies On this week’s episode Andy and Derek check out the old and the […]








Comics Alternative Interviews: James Albon

Listen to the podcast! Time Codes: 00:25 – Introduction 02:31 – Setup of interview 03:32 – Interview with James Albon 57:35 – Wrap up 58:31 – Contact us Canine Romance On this interview episode Derek has the pleasure of talking with James Albon, whose new book Her Bark and Her Bite comes out this week from Top Shelf Productions. […]








Comics Alternative, Episode 236: Reviews of What Parsifal Saw, Love and Rockets #2, and Redneck #1

Listen to the podcast! Time Codes: 00:00:30 – Introduction 00:02:38 – Tell them the Two Guys with PhDs sent you! 00:03:38 – What Parsifal Saw 00:21:34 – Love and Rockets #2 00:48:15 – Redneck #1 00:59:11 – Wrap up 01:00:02 – Contact us Land of Hopey and Glory This week the Two Guys give you a double shot of recent Fantagraphics […]








Comics Alternative Interviews: Kristen Radtke

Listen to the podcast! Time Codes: 00:00:24 – Introduction 00:02:20 – Setup of interview 00:04:29 – Interview with Kristen Radtke 00:59:16 – Wrap up 01:01:39 – Contact us All Things Must Pass Andy and Derek are pleased to have as their guest Kirsten Radtke. Her new work Imagine Wanting Only This has just been released from Pantheon Books, and it’s a […]








Comics Alternative, Euro Comics: Reviews of Notes 1: Born to Be a Larve and California Dreamin’: Cass Elliot before The Mamas & the Papas

Listen to the podcast! Time Codes: 00:00:30 – Introduction 00:03:21 – Listener mail! 00:05:50 – Translation news from Edward 00:11:49 – Notes 1: Born to Be a Larve 00:59:33 – California Dreamin’: Cass Elliot before The Mamas and the Papas  01:32:13 – Wrap up 01:33:15 – Contact us Life Stories On this month’s Euro Comics episode, Edward and Derek check […]








Comics Alternative, On Location: The April Visit to Valhalla Games and Comics

Listen to the podcast! Catching Up As he tries to do every month, Derek visits his local shop, Valhalla Games and Comics in Plano, TX, to talk with customers and employees about what they’re reading, what they’re looking forward to, and what interests them in current comics culture. For April the topic is open, so anything goes…and the resulting […]








Comics Alternative Interviews: Michael Eury

Listen to the podcast! Time Codes: 00:00:25 – Introduction 00:02:19 – Setup of interview 00:04:09 – Interview with Michael Eury 01:27:46 – Wrap up 01:28:38 – Contact us “Wonderful, warm blanket of camp” On this interview episode Derek talks with the Eisner Award-nominated editor-in-chief of Back Issue magazine Michael Eury. His new book Hero-a-Go-Go: Campy Comic Books, Crimefighters and Culture […]








Comics Alternative, Episode 235: Reviews of Sticks Angelica, Folk Hero and the DC Hanna-Barbera Specials

Listen to the podcast! Time Codes: 00:00:30 – Introduction 00:02:21 – Setup 00:03:03 – Sticks Angelica, Folk Hero 00:28:16 – Adam Strange/Future Quest Special 00:45:10 – Booster Gold/The Flintstones Special 00:53:05 – Green Lantern/Space Ghost Special 01:04:30 – Suicide Squad/The Banana Splits Special 01:20:22 – Wrap up 01:22:14 – Contact us Reminiscing This week Andy and Derek discuss five […]








Comics Alternative Interviews: Back with Jon Morris

Listen to the podcast! Time Codes: 00:00:25 – Introduction 00:02:11 – Setup of interview 00:03:47 – Interview with Jon Morris 01:28:38 – Wrap up 01:30:09 – Contact us Regrets, I’ve Had a Few Jon Morris returns to The Comics Alternative, this time to discuss his latest book The Legion of Regrettable Super Villains (Quirk Books). This one is a follow up […]








Comics Alternative Interviews: Gabby Schulz

Listen to the podcast! Time Codes: 00:00:25 – Introduction 00:02:18 – Setup of interview 00:04:43 – Interview with Gabby Schulz 01:11:55 – Wrap up 01:14:04 – Contact us “The sewage of negativity I bring to comics” In an interview that is a long time in coming, Gwen and Derek have the pleasure of talking with Gabby Schulz. His […]








Comics Alternative, Episode 234: The April Previews Catalog

Listen to the podcast! Marathon Men It’s time to look at the current Previews catalog from Diamond, and for this month Derek is joined by Paul, the new cohost of the monthly Young Readers series. Paul has helped out on earlier Previews shows, and as Andy has jokingly pointed out, on those occasions the episodes have tended to […]








Comics Alternative Interviews: Jon Nielsen

Listen to the podcast! Time Codes: 00:24 – Introduction 03:03 – Setup of interview 06:30 – Interview with Jon Nielsen 43:18 – Wrap up 44:33 – Contact us Existential Robotics On this episode, Gwen and Derek welcome Jon Nielsen to The Comics Alternative. His new book Look recently debuted at the MoCCA Arts Festival, and Jon talks with the cohosts on the […]








Comics Alternative, On Location: Talking with Creators at the Sumter Comic Arts Symposium 2017

Listen to the podcast! Time Codes: 00:00:27 – Introduction 00:02:11 – Setup of Sumter Comic Arts Symposium 00:05:19 – Sophie Goldstein and Carl Antonowicz 00:54:35 – Jeremy Whitley 01:32:20 – Wrap up 01:34:13 – Contact us Our Man in Sumter As listeners of The Comics Alternative know, Andy oversees the annual Sumter Comic Arts Symposium every spring, and this […]








Comics Alternative, On Location: Talking with Creators at Fan Expo Dallas 2017

Listen to the podcast! Time Codes: 00:00:27 – Introduction 00:02:10 – Setup of Dallas Fan Expo 00:03:54 – Robert Wilson IV 00:11:10 – Terry Moore 00:28:02 – Raechel Alexis Gasparac and Dusk Publishing 00:35:25 – Ed Brisson 00:44:49 – Joe Eisma 00:50:02 – Matt Hawkins 01:00:06 – Wrap up 01:02:51 – Contact us Our Man in Dallas This past […]








Comics Alternative, Manga: Reviews of Ichi-F: A Worker’s Graphic Memoir of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant and Platinum End

Listen to the podcast! Time Codes: 00:00:26 – Introduction 00:03:29 – Listener mail! 00:07:21 – Follow up on Revolutionary Girl Utena 00:08:40 – Ichi-F: A Worker’s Graphic Memoir of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant 00:33:42 – Platinum End 01:10:43 – Wrap up 01:12:16 – Contact us Japanese Adam Sandler? This month on The Comics Alternative‘s manga series, Shea and Derek […]